Cooper gives you three different bags from one basic body: messenger bag, backpack and satchel. These highly durable bags can be made in a range of sturdy fabrics such as duck canvas, waxed canvas, twill and heavy ticking.
All versions are lined and feature eight large pockets, magnetic closures and hardware details. The messenger bag (version 1) has an adjustable cross-body strap. The backpack (version 2) has two shoulder straps and a hang loop. The two-handled satchel (version 3) does double duty as a bike pannier.
Skill Level: Beginner$27.00
Use plastic, bamboo or wooden handles to make this simple little swing bag. It's a perfect canvas for your own individual embellishments, and it can also have an external pocket.
You will learn professional techniques to create a crisp curved line and make the lining sit flat inside the top of the bag. You'll also learn how to make internal compartment pockets, and how to attach handles and magnetic clips.
This Evening Bag pattern is just the right size for all you need on a night out! It also makes a small daytime bag or a cute kid's handbag! Like the Dress Bag, it's a very easy-to-make pattern - a gentle step up from 'absolute beginner' level. You'll learn to vary the strap design, add handles and make corded straps. You 'll also learn to use wadding and interfacings to create structure in the bag.$21.95$10.00
There is nothing better than an expandable tote bag. This design is a dream for travellers or for your next shopping spree. It folds up into one of its two pockets. The jewellery roll keeps your jewellery organized in the suitcase or a dresser drawer. The underarm pocket is comfortable to wear and keeps your valuables discreetly hidden under your shirt.
The shoe bags will protect your shoes along with things packed near them. When you need to wash out a few items while travelling, the portable clothes line makes hand washing a breeze.
All of these projects are quick, easy and the perfect way to use up those small pieces of fabric in your stash.$29.00
This cute little zipped handbag can be made for day or evening. It also makes a great kid's bag. You will learn to insert a zip, sew darts and insert a strap in a 'boxed corner' seam. You will also learn to alter the design by varying the straps and fabrics, and by adding rings to the straps.
Bag size: 20 x 20 cm$22.00$10.00
An ideal pattern for the absolute beginner with lots of tips on the basics of bag making and sewing. You will learn the fundamentals of making handbags - including strap construction, boxed corners, simple zip pockets and inserting magnetic clips. You'll also how to vary the original pattern to create your own designs (by varying the straps, handles, rings etc). The pattern also includes a shorter 'handbag' version of the Tote and a satchel flap pattern, so it's actually three patterns in one!
Bag size: 19 x 21 x 7.5 cm$21.95$10.00
An everyday satchel or designer wrap-around bag with 2 style options: wide shoulder strap or contrasting handles.
Great details and easy construction makes this the pattern to showcase your favourite techniques, notions and fabrics. Personalize it by adding zippers or snaps and using your favorite recycled or vintage fabrics. The Raven image is included to cut as a stencil with directions for printing.
Suggested fabrics: Canvas, blends or upholstery weights. Lighter fabrics can be layered and collaged to create a similar weight.
Embellishment goodies: Threads, ribbons, lace, yarns, trims, buttons, beads & charms, zippers and snaps. 1 or 2 handles for View B.$20.00
Now you can go completely hands free. This unisex travel sling is designed to be perfectly balanced across your shoulders and back. It takes away neck strain usually associated with other bags. It's filled with places for essential items such as your mobile phone, water bottle, passport and tickets.
There is also a secret security pocket and it can be made to wear over your right or left shoulder.